Hi to everybody.
I would like to receive some suggestion about basses on 2000/2500$ (or less
) that fit some mine requests.
I would like:
1- a lightweight/well balanced bass (important)
2- an easy neck (important)
3- a 2 pu bass or however a good sound to play jazz (modern or not) and similar types of music
I would like to start playing a 5 string bass (never played one ) but I'm not sure, however I will buy a 4 or 5 strings bass, not a 6. I'm not sure cause of the weight, cause of the scale (best sounding B are 35" but I would like to not increase the stress on my left hand) and because of the price.
Points 1 and 2 are very important because I'm experiencing "pain" to my shoulder (yes I have a good strap) and to my arms (mainly the right one, I met doctors etc...). I always use DR hi-beam 40-100 because are very light (so less problems).
Point 3 comes from my experience. I play an American Standard P Bass as my main bass from many years and I always played jazz with it. I have also other basses (Jazz Basses, Stingray) but I don't feel good with them.
The "problem" about the P Bass (to my ears) is that is not very clean when playing fast. However I don't want to just add a bridge pu to my P. I would like to buy a "modern" bass with a different sound/weight/neck and maybe 5 strings. I like basses that do what the player does, with a balanced sound between strings.
I felt in love with a Rob Allen MB2 some months ago but I have not bought it. Too "sectorial" and too few regulations (action/bridge) for the price (I'm talking about my
I need something else, frets are ok (in big band I need to read), ramp is not bad (I made one by myself for my P Bass).